Death at the Boston Tea Party by Deryn Lake
An 18th century mystery (A John Rawlings Mystery)

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The 16th entry in Lake’s series (Death on the Rocks, 2014, etc.) is slow to fulfill the promise of its title. But period detail and quirky characters help make up for the leisurely pace.
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A new business opportunity in America leads to a case of cold-blooded murder for Apothecary John Rawlings

1773. Following a long and perilous journey, John Rawlings has arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, to pursue a new business venture. He finds the place riven with tension and unrest. There are many who feel it’s time the colonies sought freedom from British rule, and the seething resentment erupts into outright rebellion during the notorious Boston Tea Party. But has someone taken advantage of the chaos to commit cold-blooded murder?

Called in to examine a body fished out of Boston Harbour, Rawlings recognizes one of his fellow travellers from England. If he could unearth the truth about the victim’s past and the reason why they’d come to Boston, he would be one step closer to catching the killer. But has Rawlings become a pawn in an altogether bigger game?
 

About Deryn Lake

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Deryn Lake is the pseudonym of a well-known historical novelist who joined the popular ranks of historical detective writers with her gripping John Rawlings Mysteries. Deryn Lake lives near Hastings, East Sussex
 
Published August 1, 2016 by Severn House Digital. 224 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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The 16th entry in Lake’s series (Death on the Rocks, 2014, etc.) is slow to fulfill the promise of its title. But period detail and quirky characters help make up for the leisurely pace.

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